Here, we walk you through what you can expect before, during and after Invisalign treatment as well as how Invisalign can help you to straighten your smile.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a series of custom-made clear aligners that can help straighten teeth without relying on metal braces.
Generally, you'll wear a set of aligners for about 2 weeks before switching to the next. During this process, the aligners will make gradual adjustments to the positions of your teeth
Your dentist will be able to determine your needs and the duration of your treatment. You will be able to remove your custom aligners during your treatment for eating, drinking, cleaning your teeth and more.
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Since Invisalign trays are removable, you can take them out to brush and floss. Because of this, you will be able to make sure that you brush or floss thoroughly throughout your treatment.
Your Invisalign trays can also be cleaned. Just rinse them out or use Invisalign cleaning crystals. Keeping your aligners clean will help to maintain healthy teeth and gums during treatment.
Before starting treatment, your teeth may be gapped, misaligned or crooked. Invisalign is able to help treat any of these issues either individually or in combination.
Your results will depend on your treatment plan, but as long as you comply with the prescribed treatment, you should be able to expect straighter teeth when you look in the mirror.
Invisalign may reduce gaps between teeth and improve your bite. Regardless of the issue being treated, you'll likely find you enjoy sharing your new and straighter smile with everyone you meet.
Better Dental Health
As long as you wear your Invisalign clear aligners properly and only remove them when required to drink, eat or clean your teeth, every one of your teeth will receive just the right amount of pressure for the right amount of time. The total number of aligners you will wear will depend on the nature of the misalignment.
In the long term, you will benefit from better dental health and healthier gums.
No Crowded or Misaligned Teeth
Crowded or misaligned teeth can impact your physical appearance and contribute to your poor oral health. The key to straightening your smile is sticking to your Invisalign treatment plan developed by your dentist.
Instead of moving all of your teeth all at once, each phase of your treatment will focus on a few teeth at a time. It's important you follow the plan your dentist prescribes and wear your aligners for between 20 and 22 hours each day, regardless of the issue being treated. After successful treatment, your teeth should be straightened.
Comfort During Treatment
Since Invisalign is made from smooth plastic, it can actually be quite comfortable. Thanks to their transparent look, the casual observer will often be unable to see them as they discreetly straighten your teeth.
Are you looking for more information about the experience of wearing Invisalign clear aligners?
A dentist will be able to answer any of your questions and determine in clear aligners are right for you. Find a dentist to get started.